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We first looked at this list in 2014. I'm updating it currently, and I have 151 terms so far.

So, I ask the community to look over the list. Tell me what I'm missing, what could be clearer, and what I'm plain wrong about. I want this to be a comprehensive list.

But, there is also the discussion about whether you put all the terms that one manufacturer uses (Like Skybox/Upper Deck's Precious Metal Gems or Jambalaya cards) or if that is going into too much detail. Please, discuss at length.

Here's the list so far:

  • 1/1 Card… Symbol for the phrase One of One, or an unique card that only one exists. Some will say sketch cards are inherently 1/1 cards
  • ACEO Card… "Art Cards Editions and Original" Basically a custom art card by an artist using practically any medium. Originals means the original art piece. Editions means the card has non-original prints available. Always ask if unsure if it is Original or an Edition.
  • Acetate Card… A card printed on clear plastic stock. Printed on one or both sides. Usually an insert card.
  • Allocation… When a product is sold out an dealers/collectors are allocated less product than they ordered
  • Archival Safe… Products that are manufactured not to harm your cards in long term storage.
  • Archive Box… A box that has all the pack inserted chase cards inside the packs, usually earned as in incentive. The term is used by Rittenhouse Archives for their hot boxes and the term is often used for other hot boxes.
  • ArtiFex… A term used by Rittenhouse Archives for their canvas stock cards.
  • Artist Proof Sketch… A sketch card which is normally obtained from the Artist. Proofs are usually given to artists as an additional form of payment for working on a set.
  • Artist Return Sketch… A sketch card which is normally obtained from the Artist. Returns are usually given to artists as an additional form of payment for working on a set.
  • Autograph Card… A card that has been autographed by someone connected to the set's theme. Usually quite rare.
  • Base Set… The most common cards that come from a pack. Vary from small sets to huge numbers of cards.
  • BGS… Beckett Grading Service. A company that grades cards. See Grading.
  • Binder… Simply a ringed binder to store cards in pages. Some are produced for manufacturer's products as well.
  • Book Value… The value of a card according to a written or online price guide.
  • Booklet Card… A card that is hinged on one edge and opens up into a larger card. Have been done with sketches, autographs, and wardrobe cards.
  • Bordered Card… A card where there is a border around the edges to frame in the image. Used as a type of autograph card mainly.
  • Box Topper… A card that is placed in the card box but not in packs as an incentive for those that purchase a whole box.
  • Brick and Mortar… A dealer that has a physical location where you can go and shop. It's very rare to find a non-sport brick and mortar store as most are either sport card shops or comic book shops that sell non-sport cards as a small percentage of a larger inventory.
  • Canvas Stock… Card stock that simulates the appearance of being actual canvas. See also ArtiFex.
  • Card Supplies… Items used to display or store your cards.
  • Card Text… The words or story on the backs of cards. Many modern cards have little to no card text.
  • Case Topper…. A card that is placed in the card case but not in the boxes as an incentive for those that purchase a whole case.
  • CCG… Collectible Card Game. Not usually considered a non-sport card but the difference is sometimes debatable.
  • Cel… A card printed on clear plastic stock. Printed on one or both sides. Usually an insert card.
  • Cello Pack… A clear wrapper is used for the cards so you can see what is inside the pack.
  • Chase Card… Card produced in smaller numbers and usually that come in fewer packs. See also Insert Cards
  • Chipping… When the colored surface chips along the edges exposing the interior color of the card. Especially noticeable on black cards with white interiors. Happens on both new and old cards.
  • Chrome Card… A card finish that is smooth and reflective, normally silver but also in colors.
  • Common… A term for a base set card or cards. Starting to be used for some inserts that have high insertion rates, common insert.
  • Condition: Excellent… A card that is well centered, has square corners, no missing pieces, and no creases. Abbreviated EX by graders.
  • Condition: Mint… A card that has no visible defects and appears to be new. Abbreviated MT
  • Condition: Near Mint… A card that is between EX and MT. May have one or two weak corners, slight wax stain, slightly off center. Abbreviated NM by graders.
  • Condition: Off Center… A card that is not centered after cutting. Will have one or two borders visibly wider than the one on the other side of the card. Abbreviated OC by graders.
  • Condition: Staining… A card that has wax pack or gum stains may be noted as Stained. Especially common in cards that were issued with gum or food premiums. Abbreviated ST by graders.
  • Costume Card… A card with a piece of costume material embedded in the card and visible through the card.
  • Count… When used in terms of storage boxes this indicated how many cards will fit (on average) within that box. i.e. a 100-count box holds approximately 100 cards.
  • Counterfeit… A card or set that is reproduced without permission from the original manufacturer. Autograph cards and the autographs themselves are frequent targets of counterfeiters.
  • Crash Numbering… A term used for the process of serial numbering cards. See Serial numbered.
  • Decoy Cards… A thick card with no collecting value that is put into packs to make it harder to find the thicker premium cards.
  • Die Cut Card… A card that has been cut into a shape other than a rectangle, usually an insert card.
  • Die Cut Sticker… A sticker card that has been die cut so the outline of the artwork is the sticker. Popular with Wacky Packages by Topps.
  • Digital Cards A card that exists only as a digital image. Many manufactures are producing digital cards for licenses they hold.
  • Distributor… Traditionally a distributor was the middleman between the Manufacturer and the Dealer. Distributors buy in relative bulk and sell as needed to dealers. Also called wholesalers.
  • Double… A term for cards you already have one of in a set. Used for both commons and inserts.
  • Dumping… The practice of selling off product for a fraction of the original cost. Can happen at the manufacturers lever or at a dealer level.
  • Embossed… A card that has had part of the image pressed and raised on the card. Used mostly for inserts.
  • ePack An exclusive site by Upper Deck that sells trading cards online. Composition varies, but some cards are digital only and some are actual physical cards. You can buy, collect, and trade on the ePack site.
  • Error Card… A card with some form of error. Can be a typographical error, missing color, or missing some other process.
  • Exclusive… When a product is made exclusively for one event or even one dealer. Many promos are exclusive in how they are distributed. Many manufacturers make exclusive promos or products for certain conventions or show.
  • Factory Set… A complete set that comes straight from the manufacturer without packs and boxes involved.
  • Foil Card… A card printed on foil coated card stock.
  • Foil Stamped… A card with details in foil while the card itself is standard card stock.
  • Full Bleed Card… A card where the image continues to the very edge of the card without any kind of border. Used as a type of autograph card mainly.
  • Gloss Coat… The coating on the front and/or back of a card that makes it shiny. See also Spot Gloss.
  • Grading… The process of sending a card to an "expert" and having the condition of a card determined. The card is then put in a sealed holder to keep the condition the same as when it was graded.
  • Hit… A premium card pulled from a pack. See also: Autograph, Costume, Memorabilia, Relic, Prop, Serial Numbered
  • Hobby Version… When a product has a different configuration for hobby stores. Normally hobby product has better cards than Retail. Can be a hobby case, box, or pack.
  • Holofoil… A card stock that is holographic foil, meaning the stock has a 3D effect. Usually the images are printed on top and the holofoil serves as a background.
  • Hologram… A card that is manufactured to have a 3D appearance with or without motion. See also Holofoil.
  • Hot Box… A box that has more hits than normally found in a box from that set. Usually randomly inserted in cases.
  • Incentive Card… A card that is not in packs that is given away as an incentive for purchasing multiple boxes or cases of cards.
  • Insert Card… Card produced in smaller numbers and usually that come in fewer packs. See also Chase Cards
  • Insert Ratio… On average, the number of packs you would need to open to find a particular card. 1:12 means 1 card in 12 packs.
  • Laser Cut… Similar to die cut, but laser cut cards have sections of the interior of the card cut away.
  • Lenticular… A card stock that is plastic and has either a motion or 3D image within the card.
  • Licensed… A card set is licensed if it is produced with the permission of those that own the rights to the subject matter. Most entertainment products are licensed.
  • Loaded Box… A box that has all the pack inserted chase cards inside the packs, usually earned as an incentive. The term is used by Breygent Manufacturing for their hot boxes.
  • Magnetic Holder… A two piece card holder with a recessed area for the card and the halves that are held together by a magnets. Comes in different point sizes.
  • Manufactured Patch… A patch that was manufactured with the sole purpose of being put into a trading card. These have no physical connection to wardrobe or uniforms.
  • MAP… Minimum Advertised Price. Some manufactures have a minimum price that dealers are allowed to offer in print and online advertising.
  • Master Set… A set that includes ever card in the set. Typically it include all autographs and other difficult to pull cards. But contents can vary. If buying master set, be sure to communicate and make sure you know exactly what you are purchasing.
  • Medallion Card… A insert card in many 1990's sets, these often had the picture of a medallion on the back and were also often serial numbered.
  • Memorabilia… A card with a piece of costume material embedded in the card and visible through the card.
  • Mini Card… A card that is smaller than a standard card. See also Tobacco Card.
  • Mini Press Sheet… An uncut sheet of a small number of cards. Inkworks made these for their 9 card puzzles and they also exist for many promo sets.
  • Mini-Master Set… A set that includes the base set and a number of the insert sets. Typically, everything but the hardest cards to pull but will vary. If buying a mini-master set, be sure to communicate and make sure you know exactly what you are purchasing.
  • Modern… Newer cards. There is some debate, but most will consider anything after 1979 to be modern.
  • Monster Box… A cardboard storage box that typically has room for 4 rows of cards inside with a divider between them. Also called a 4-row or 3200 count box.
  • Non-Sport Card… A card that is not a Sports Card. Covers a wide variety of subjects from entertainment, comics, art, and pop culture.
  • NPN… No Purchase Necessary. Some manufactures have offers of their cards for the public where no purchase is necessary. Primarily to avoid being called gambling.
  • On Card Autograph… When the autograph is signed directly on the face of the card as opposed to on a sticker.
  • One of One… A card where only one copy exists. Typically serial numbered 1/1, most sketch cards are also considered one of one cards.
  • Pack… Package that trading cards come in. Foil packs are most common in modern products. See also Wax and Premium Pack
  • Pages… Plastic (non PVC) pages to store cards. Comes in many sizes. You want ones certified as Archival Safe
  • Parallel… A card that is identical to another set but made with some sort of "special" process like foil, foil stamping, or refractors. Many are serial numbered to indicate how many were made.
  • Patch Card… A card where a whole or a considerable piece of a patch from a costume or uniform is embedded. See also Manufactured Patch.
  • Penny Sleeve… Plastic sleeve for card to protect from damage. Called a penny sleeve because that's about what they cost.
  • Pieceworks Card… A name for costume cards that were made by Inkworks.
  • Pocket… The part of a storage page where the card is inserted. Used to define the number of pockets on a page such as 9 pocket or 6 pocket.
  • Point… A measure of thickness of a card. Used especially when picking out card holders. The bigger the number, the thicker the card. See Topload, Magnetic Holder, and Snap Tite.
  • Pop-Up Card… A card that becomes 3 dimensional when a tab is pulled.
  • Premium Box.. A box that has a complete set plus some number of inserts or premium cards. Similar to a Factory Set, but with more content. See also Set Box.
  • Premium Pack… A pack that guarantees 1 or more "Hits" per pack.
  • Preorder… The process of ordering a product that will be released at a future date. For popular titles preorders are a good way to secure your order at a pre-determined price before the cards are produced.
  • Preprint… Usually used to mean the autograph on a item is not original, but a print of an autographed item. Used a LOT on eBay.
  • Print Run… How many cases/boxes/packs were produced. Some manufacturers share this information and some do not.
  • Printing Plate… A metal plate used in the printing process, usually in 4 different ink colors. Printing Plate Cards are inserts that are inserted into some products.
  • Prism Card… An insert card that has a repeating holographic foil pattern on the card stock.
  • Product Premium Card… A card produced to be given away with the purchase of a product, typically inside the packaging. See also Promo Card.
  • Promo Card… A card produced for promotional purposes and typically given away in some manner. See also Product Premium Card.
  • Prop Card… A card that contains a piece of a prop from a show or movie.
  • PSA… Professional Sports Authenticator. A company that grades cards. See Grading.
  • Pull… A high value card that was pulled out of a pack of cards. See also Hit.
  • Puzzle Back… When the back of certain cards form a larger image when put together.
  • Puzzle Cards… Cards that when put together form a larger puzzle. Many base sets have puzzle backs and there are puzzle insert sets as well.
  • Puzzle Sketch Card… A multi-card set that has been hand drown on by an artist and makes a larger picture if put together.
  • Rack Pack… A large cello wrapper, usually with multiple stacks of cards inside. These were often close out cards or retail exclusives.
  • Redemption Card… A card which can normally be redeemed for another card. Used when the autograph cards were not available when the cards were put into packs. Beware that redemptions normally have expiration date and may no longer be valid. All Inkworks redemption cards have expired.
  • Refractor… A card similar to chrome finish, but the light reflects a rainbow patter when held at an angle
  • Release Date… The published date when a product is supposed to release to the public. Also known as street date.
  • Relic… A card with a piece of costume material or prop embedded in the card and visible through the card.
  • Repaired Card… A card that has had a defect concealed. Such as coloring a chipped edge or trimming an edge for sharp corners. Undesirable and un-gradable in most cases.
  • Reprint… When a set is reprinted. Some reprints are official and some are bootleg copies. Beware of reprints being represented as original cards, especially vintage cards.
  • Retail Version… When a product has a different configuration for retail stores. Normally retail product has less content than Hobby products and is typically cheaper as well. Can be retail case, box, or pack.
  • Sample Card… A card produced as a sample of what the larger set will look like and usually given away as a promotional card. See promo card.
  • SASE… Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. An envelope you send to someone so they can send something back to you at no cost to them. Popular in trading and promo card offers.
  • Screwdown… A two piece card holder with a recessed area for the card and halves that are held together by one or more screws. Comes in different point sizes.
  • Sealed Box… A card box that is still factory sealed. This ensures that any premiums that are guaranteed will still be in the box. Look for the manufacturer's name on the wrapping as shady dealers can re-wrap boxes in clear wrap. If in doubt, walk away.
  • Sell Sheet… A advertising item produced to announce trading card sets. Typically 8 1/2 x 11 inches but can also be other sizes and even brochures.
  • Serial Numbered… A card that is marked to indicate how many were made and which number that particular card is. As in: 10 of 12 or 10/12 means that is card number 10 out of only 12 cards produced.
  • Set Box… A box that has a complete set plus some number of inserts or premium cards. Similar to a Factory Set, but with more content. See also Premium Box.
  • Shadowbox Card… A card with different layers that give a 3d effect. A specialty insert card.
  • Shaped Sketch… A sketch card which has been die cut into a shape. Topps used these for several Star Wars Sets.
  • Shoebox… A cardboard storage box that typically has room for 2 rows of cards inside with a divider between them. Also called a 2-row or 1600 count box.
  • Sketch Card… A card that has been hand drawn on by an artist. Most are considered 1 of 1 cards. See also puzzle sketch card.
  • SketchaFex… A term used by Rittenhouse Archives for their sketch cards.
  • Sketchagraph… The term first coined by Fleer/Skybox for their sketch cards.
  • SkyMotion Card… Fleer/Skybox's term for their high quality lenticular motion cards. See lenticular.
  • Slabbed Card… Term for a card that has been put into a protective holder by a grading company
  • Snap Tite… A two piece card holder with a recessed area for the card and that snaps shut to keep the card enclosed. Comes in different point sizes.
  • Spot Gloss… A manufacturing process where only part of the card gets a gloss coat.
  • SRP… Or MSRP. The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price for a product. Has little to do with the price you'll pay except in retail stores.
  • Standard Size… "Standard" Cards are 2.5" x 3.5"
  • Sticker Autograph… When the autograph is signed on a sticker which is then placed on a card. Considered less desirable than On Card autographs by many.
  • Sticker Card… A sticker that is the size of a standard card. Popular as some of the first inserts in the 1970's and still occasionally today. Some sets are made up entirely of sticker cards.
  • Super Monster Box… A cardboard storage box that typically has room for 5 rows of cards inside with a divider between them. Also called a 5-row or 5000 count box.
  • Team Bag… A plastic sleeve with an adhesive seal that you can store multiple cards in. Originally used to put team sets into from sports card sets.
  • Tobacco Card… A card that is typically smaller than "standard". Originally was put in tobacco packs as a product premium. Many modern sets have tobacco sized inserts or parallels.
  • Topload… A hard plastic holder to protect cards. Comes in various sizes. Most people use them with a penny sleeve to protect their better cards
  • Trimmed Card… A card that has be cut along the edge(s) to conceal damage resulting in a slightly smaller card. Undesirable and un-gradable in most cases.
  • Uncut Sheet… A sheet or strip of cards as they came from the printer, but before they were cut to size. Can be as small as 2 cards and as big as 100+ cards.
  • Unlicensed… A card or set that is made without permission/approval of the rights holder for the subject. Usually much less desirable than licensed cards.
  • Unopened Box… A card box that is still factory sealed. This ensures that any premiums that are guaranteed will still be in the box. Look for the manufacturer's name on the wrapping as shady dealers can re-wrap boxes in clear wrap. If in doubt, walk away.
  • UV… Ultraviolet Light. UV light fades both cards and signatures. Some card holders come with UV protection.
  • Variant… A card that is different from the average cards in the sets. i.e. Autographs with an inscription or a costume card with a piece of a logo or patch.
  • Vintage… Older cards. While there is some debate, but most will consider anything prior to 1980 vintage. See also Modern.
  • Wardrobe Card… A card with a piece of costume material embedded in the card and visible through the card.
  • Wax Pack… Older style packaging for trading cards. Waxed paper is heated to seal the packs.
  • Widevision… Widevision cards are 2.5" x 4 11/16"
  • Wrapper… The packaging for trading cards. Modern cards are almost always in foil wrappers while order cards can be in cello packs or wax pack.
  • X-Up Sheets… When a sheet of uncut cards has X number of cards. Such as 4-Up Sheets, 6-Up Sheets, etc.

    Thanks for your help on this.

    Ed

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    Posts: 4662 | Location: Phoenix, AZ | Registered: March 09, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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    Not sure if I was there or not, but don't really recall seeing this whole list of terms. There are a couple I have never heard of, like shaped sketch, spot gloss and x-up sheets.

    I could think of these additions, although I wouldn't know if there is universal usage.

    Rainbow Refractor - It is actually different from a regular refractor and is supposed to have a premium added. Of course many times no one could pick out the difference without direct comparison, so it's worth is debatable.

    Franchise Title - I use that for continuous bedrock titles like Star Wars, Star Trek, Bond, etc. Licenses that anchor a maker with a line of products.

    Ultra-Premium Product - Yes I think it should be used when talking about these products that are going out for over $200 a box or have a single $400 set with hits. Any mainstream title from a major card manufacturer is a premium card product these days. So premium has become average, but DC Heroes and Villians, Stellar, RA Buffy and the last Outlander are not average.

    Niche Title - I like that as a term also. You know the ones I mean. Titles that appeal to a limited segment of card collectors, ones that are lucky to get even a sngle release and will not be repeated.

    Crowd Funded Cards or Kickstarter Cards or whatever else you want to call them - The products that have to be commissioned and ordered through crowd funding websites and directly through the card makers.

    Certified Autograph Card - Surprised that one's not there already, although maybe the Autograph Card was supposed to cover it, but it doesn't. Any card can be autographed, only the Certified Autograph Card comes directly from a card product.

    In-Person Signature or Uncertified Autograph - The autograph you get at the show or in the street that may not have documentation and is not guaranteed unless it gets authenticated.

    Provenience - Might have spelt that wrong. Not just the origin, but what you can show to prove the origin of something to support its authenticity.

    Correlation - That's a must term. You could also call it box/case construction. How is the product being packed? Are you getting the same cards, in the same order? If correlation isn't done well, it's bad.

    Got to go. Hope others pick it up. If I think of anything else I'll add it for your review.
     
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    Oh one more obvious one. Inscription or Inscription Autograph, very big as "new" type of hit now. Big Grin
     
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    As to the discussion. I would shy away from any terms or identifiers that are very specific to a particular product or card maker. For instance ePacks are OK to include because its almost a separate market, even though its all UD. However to include Valyerian as a card style would be too specific to one RA design for one title. Full Bleed and Bordered designs are less specific to RA. But it is a matter of balance, so there is room to add anything as long as it applies to more than one product/title.

    OK, a few more terms for consideration.

    Film Cell or Film Cell Card - A hit that at one time did contain a mounted genuine film cell from a movie reel. Now a days, its just a plastic replica of a film scene, sometimes the same scene.

    Swatch or Costume Swatch or Swatch Card - This is the part of a costume card, better known as a relic card now, that is the cut piece of material.

    One Color Swatch or Multi-Color Swatch - Same as above, but referring to a solid color material or material that has 2 colors, 3 colors or a print of colors. Premiums are applied for multi-colors.

    Manufactured Hit - Well they are all manufactured, but it means that the item mounted is not genuine to a person, show, film, or other source. The swatch or patch or medallion or prop was created by the card maker for the sole purpose of going into a card.

    Artificial Scarcity - Well again artificial scarcity is built in to all modern collectibles, whether they are numbered or not.

    Over Production - The opposite of artificial scarcity. When cards are made in numbers far exceeding any buyer demand and thus the supply will linger on forever.

    Rookie Card - Yes its a term used only for sports cards, but I have seen some people trying to apply it to the first appearances on non-sport cards lately. Like in Baby Yoda's rookie card. Big Grin Anything to boost interest.

    Lobby Cards - The kind of photo sets, usually 8x10s, used to display in movie theatres. Not really cards, but often turned up in collectible searches.

    Home-Made Item or Custom Made Item - Written in a lot of eBay descriptions. It really means unlicensed and often cheaply cards and collectibles that have no value beyond the transaction price.
     
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    Hi Ed,

    I would change your "lenticular" definition to one that states the card displays more than one image when tilted. It may be "dual image" to show slight motion or just two different images (e.g. a prehistoric animal and its modern analogue or a hero and his archnemesis or just two different views of the same subject). A lenticular card might include a number of images to show motion.

    I would add that a "sample card" can be just a single from the released base set or it can be a specially-printed/stamped/stickered version of a base card (or less-frequently of a chase card).

    I would add the term, "prototype." A prototype is sometimes synonymous with "promo" in that it is a card given away in some way but a prototype tends to lack any obvious advertising text. A prototype is generally the originally-designed or otherwise early version of a card from the base set which may or may not be what the finished, released card ends up looking exactly like. It may or may not be marked as a "prototype." The only difference might be just a slight rearrangement or minor rewrite of text on the back or a difference in color of the text or the card might not be numbered.

    I would also add the term, "unreleased card:" a card that the company printed but for some reason decided not to release in any official way. It was not included in the packs, boxes, or any other products (factory set insert nor product premium). It was not given out as a promo but might have been originally intended as such. The card might have been printed early in the process and bear some set information not reflected in the later official product so a revised version is the one that ended up getting released. These cards might surface on the market later because employees had access to them or because any remaining ones got discovered by another company/individual among the remaining assets after the card company went out of business.

    Jess

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    Ed, this is really good and useful info for beginners and old hands. There are a few things that can be added, certainly some of Raven's suggestions, I would include Kiss Card, which is becoming more common in WWE as well as Benchwarmer.
     
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    Hi Raven,

    You mean "provenance." Right, it's not just the origin of a particular card/item but also the history of ownership/change of location of that item. It would be most applicable to the rarer cards such as an extremely limited, numbered autograph or slabbed vintage card. In the case of vintage items some collectors would like to know who owned the item previously and/or whether it had been previously auctioned off, or otherwise displayed in public. A photo of a previous owner holding the particular item or its listing in a back issue of an auction catalog would show provenance.

    Jess



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    Provenience - Might have spelt that wrong. Not just the origin, but what you can show to prove the origin of something to support its authenticity.
     
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    Originally posted by Raven:

    Correlation - That's a must term. You could also call it box/case construction. How is the product being packed? Are you getting the same cards, in the same order? If correlation isn't done well, it's bad.



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    Ed -- what's the list for?

    Unless it is going to be specific for Card Talk I'd avoid Card Talk specific terms -- there are several that have been posted that I've never seen anywhere else.

    Another one to consider that I have been seeing more recently applied to entertainment cards is junk wax.
     
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    Originally posted by Scifi Cards:
  • Modern… Newer cards. There is some debate, but most will consider anything after 1979 to be modern.


  • Interesting. . . to me Modern cards are later -- basically whenever hits started happening regularly, so what early to mid 1990s.

    I.E. I really don't consider Return of the Jedi, The A-Team or the early Garbage Pail Kids -- or really anything of that era cards to be modern. . .
     
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    PSC (Personal Sketch Card)
     
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    Hi Jon,

    I agree. The modern era would be the time companies transitioned to inserting various bonus cards other than stickers as a regular practice. It might be more convenient for the cut-off to be anything after 1989.

    Jess


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    Originally posted by Scifi Cards:
  • Modern… Newer cards. There is some debate, but most will consider anything after 1979 to be modern.


  • Interesting. . . to me Modern cards are later -- basically whenever hits started happening regularly, so what early to mid 1990s.

    I.E. I really don't consider Return of the Jedi, The A-Team or the early Garbage Pail Kids -- or really anything of that era cards to be modern. . .
     
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    Correlation - That's a must term. You could also call it box/case construction. How is the product being packed? Are you getting the same cards, in the same order? If correlation isn't done well, it's bad.



    collation


    And I tried to look that up to, but it looks like we should say collate without the "ion". Big Grin

    Nice to see the suggestions coming in. I like the Kiss Card from Don and I hate to say it, but there was at least one adult product that had N _ _ _ _ E Cards. Try coming up with a description for that one. Wink
     
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    This is kind of nit-picky, but I'm not sure I would say:

    "Lenticular… A card stock that is plastic and has either a motion or 3D image within the card."

    The LENS is plastic, but I believe card stock is actually paper. (At least it looks like it.) It might be worth checking with a printer to be sure.

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    Price Guide - Beckett/NSU would never forgive the omission. Big Grin
     
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    The description for the content of Archive Box has to be adjusted for recent developments. Not all pack inserted chase cards can be found in an Archive Box these days.

    Also there are now Archive Box Exclusive Cards, which differ from what falls under the Exclusive description given.

    Along the lines of Jess' "unreleased card" might be the Unreleased Blank Certified Autograph Card. Like the ones that Halle Berry never signed for CatWoman or X-Men.

    I would also add a variety of manufacturer security seals, which could include Hologram Seals (UD) or Embossed Seals (Skybox/Fleer), or crimped seals or those little Gold Stars and Round Circles (Star Pics) that peeled right off and encouraged more forgeries. Frown Not sure how you would list or name all of them.
     
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  • Modern… Newer cards. There is some debate, but most will consider anything after 1979 to be modern.


  • Interesting. . . to me Modern cards are later -- basically whenever hits started happening regularly, so what early to mid 1990s.

    I.E. I really don't consider Return of the Jedi, The A-Team or the early Garbage Pail Kids -- or really anything of that era cards to be modern. . .



    But if they're not modern, are they vintage?

    Actually, you could probably go a bit further back, basically when there started to be insert cards like stickers.

    I agree that a new age started with "hits", and especially with the first 1 hit per box products.

    What cards need is more labels, vintage and modern no longer are enough. Like ages for comics, we have eras within trading cards but no names or consensus to what those eras actually are.

    Used to be Vintage was anything over 30 years old, but the target keeps moving as I get older. If I collected it as a kid, it can't possibly be vintage. Wavey

    Might drop the modern term entirely, for lack of a firm definition.

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    Ed -- what's the list for?

    Unless it is going to be specific for Card Talk I'd avoid Card Talk specific terms -- there are several that have been posted that I've never seen anywhere else.

    Another one to consider that I have been seeing more recently applied to entertainment cards is junk wax.


    Well, the list currently resides on my website as a resource.

    I'm curious what terms you have not heard and think might be Card Talk Exclusives? (yes, the exclusive definition also needs updating).

    I found it interesting that Raven had not heard of shaped sketches, spot gloss, or X-Up Sheets. I know sketches are not her thing, so she might have missed that one. But 2, 4, and 6-up sheets were prevalent in the 90's advertising many different sets.

    So I ask for discussions on these. Sometimes it's a regional thing. I see that when I go to Philly and especially from the vintage dealers. But when I moved to AZ, some terms just weren't used down here like I was used to. Nobody here knows what a Broder card is.

    I've never heard of a Rainbow Refractor. Refractors by their very nature are rainbows so I don't understand the use. I'd love to see an example, but refractors also don't scan worth a hoot.

    I definitely missed collation. Also need to work on defining autographs better/differently.

    On the fence on some of the suggestions. Some seem outside the hobby. Will have to consider all. I don't want to clutter the list to the point people gloss over stuff.

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    Another suggestion: Raw card.
     
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    What cards need is more labels, vintage and modern no longer are enough. Like ages for comics, we have eras within trading cards but no names or consensus to what those eras actually are.



    Totally agree. . .

    The vintage collectors may have more labels for vintage eras -- I've heard pre-war before, but I have no idea if that is prevalent, also I think tobacco is an era as well.

    The late 70s through the 80s have always been a bit of a no mans land. I have no idea what that era is called. . .

    Perhaps we can call it post-vintage or junk wax era or something. . . I dunno, but it's not modern.

    Jon

    PS: What's a Broder card?
     
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